The Rampage

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: January Edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: January Edition

Caitlin Levine ’21

February 5, 2020

The third Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC) meeting took place on January 16th. Many topics discussed in the November meeting were readdressed with updates given by their respective committees.   Clubs/Co-Curricular Activities  The committee readdressed the idea of clubs m...

Intern from Down Under Bowled Over by Ramaz

Intern from Down Under Bowled Over by Ramaz

Samantha Sinensky ’21 and Rebecca Massel ’21

February 5, 2020

Ramaz prides itself on hosting a plethora of interesting guests—YU/Stern students in the Kollel program, Israeli soldiers, and interns hoping to major in education. While most interns are local residents, for three weeks, Ramaz had the privilege to host Australian student Asher Klein. Klein studies at t...

Sophomore Shabbaton

Sophomore Shabbaton

Ethan Davidovitch ’22

February 5, 2020

For the second time in their Ramaz careers, the sophomores embarked on their grade Shabbaton in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Following a grade-wide davening and a small breakfast, the students headed out to the buses. Coming out of a difficult two-test week, the sophomores finally realized that they had ...

Channukah at Ramaz

Channukah at Ramaz

Joyce Salame ’23

February 5, 2020

Chanukah at Ramaz is an exciting time for both students and faculty, with days full of trips, chesed projects, and inspiring programming meant to elevate the spirit of the holiday. This year, Chanukah coincided with winter break, so all Chanukah activities took place during the last week of school in Dece...

Band Director Oded Lev-Ari Nominated for Grammy

Band Director Oded Lev-Ari Nominated for Grammy

Taylor Roslyn ‘21

January 19, 2020

Over the past few years, students in the Ramaz Band have had the opportunity not just to dream of becoming stars, but to play with one too. Oded Lev-Ari, the band’s faculty advisor, was nominated for the most prestigious award in music—a Grammy. Oded joined the Ramaz music department 15 years ago a...

Sanders Foundation Brings Ramaz Students to the New York Philharmonic

Sanders Foundation Brings Ramaz Students to the New York Philharmonic

Zach Buller ’20

December 7, 2019

On Friday, December 6th, a group of eight freshmen and seniors were treated to another event sponsored by the Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz: a trip to see the New York Philharmonic in action at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Accompanied by Mr....

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

William Kremer ’21

December 6, 2019

Every year, Ramaz hosts a day in the fall to welcome alumni back to school to learn with their former teachers, enjoy one more school lunch, and reconnect with friends. Called the Ramaz Yom Iyun, the school’s alumni-focused event geared toward graduates from the classes of 2015-19 takes place each Nov...

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Rebecca Massel '21

December 6, 2019

“A commitment to democracy.” These words can be found on the Ramaz mission statement, which proudly hangs in every classroom and is even painted in the staircase. But what does this core Ramaz value really mean? How can students show their “gratitude to the United States of America”? This p...

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Gabby Ostad '21

December 6, 2019

As 2019 marks 81 years since the horrific events of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, the number of first-hand account from the night has ever grown fewer. Hearing the stories of survivors is more vital now more than ever. On Thursday, November 7th, Esther Peterseill, a 95-year old Holoca...

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

Caitlin Levine '21

December 6, 2019

Fall college night for the parents and students of the Class of 2021 took place on November 20, 2019. Following a half hour of food and drinks, everyone sat to hear tips from the four members of the College Guidance Office: Ms. Dana Messinger, Mr. Rafael Blumenthal, Dr. Edith Honig, and Ms. Abby Davis...

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

Adam Vasserman '21

December 6, 2019

From November 21-24, the Ramaz Model Congress team traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual Princeton Model Congress conference hosted at the Washington Hilton. This event was the culmination of all the hard work and dedication the team has put in since the start of the year. At the conference, st...

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Caitlin Levine ’21

December 5, 2019

For the second year in a row, the Ramaz Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams travelled across the country to compete in the fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, hosted by Shalhevet High School in beautiful Los Angeles. Although neither Ramaz team brought home the gold, both teams creat...

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